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The Thomas Brotherz: Music

On This Crazy Train

(The Thomas Brotherz)
Was it very hard when I said to you I’m doin’ everything that I can do?
Though time has taught me differently And I can’t explain
To be a son, husband and a man on this crazy train
Bought my ticket in LA in 1955 Rode that rail like it was real I pretended to be alive
Though time has taught me differently And I can’t explain
To be a son, husband and a man on this crazy train
My Daddy was a sportin’ man My Momma was the engineer Last thing I heard in ’68
was I don’t want you here
Though time has taught me differently And I can’t explain
To be a son, husband and a man on this crazy train
I spent the next 25 chasin’ my own lies in the wreckage of my past and
all I’d left behind
Though time has taught me differently And I can’t explain
To be a son, husband and a man on this crazy train
I’ve split a century down the middle I’m still trying to make my peace with
who I am, what I’ve done and folks I’ve yet to please
Though time has taught me differently And I can’t explain
To be a son, husband and a man on this crazy train
Daddy left some years ago and Momma’s followed him there
Ain’t much left but broken dreams and memories to spare
Though time has taught me differently And I can’t explain
To be a son, husband and a man on this crazy train
I’ve pondered my beginnings Now I think about my end
I’ve seen tall towers tumble down and the evil that’s in men
Though time has taught me differently And I can’t explain
To be a son, husband and a man on this crazy train
Was it very hard when I said to you I’m doin’ everything that I can do?

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